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122000532
Erich Heckel
Straße in Roulers, 1915.
Watercolor
Starting bid: € 12,000 / $ 12,600
Straße in Roulers. 1915.
Watercolorand India ink over pencil.
Signed and dated in the righht center of the image. Titled in lower right. On paper. 30.1 x 24.3 cm (11.8 x 9.5 in), the full sheet. [JS].


• Expressive street scene in which the dymaic stroke and the bold colors of the houses make for a powerful composition.
• In March 1915, Heckel was deployed as a Red Cross nurse in Roeselare (French: Roulers) and Ostend, where he found little time to paint and draw.
• Apart from a few prints, only a few watercolors from this period have survived.
• In the same year, Heckel created his famous “Madonna of Ostend” (formerly Nationalgalerie Berlin, destroyed in 1945)
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PROVENANCE: Estate of Erich Heckel, Hemmenhofen.
Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Würzburg (acquired from the above in 2015, SHG no. 464 b, with the collector's stamp on the reverse, Lugt 6032).

EXHIBITION: Erich Heckel, Kunstverein Konstanz, 1977, cat. no. 25.
Erich Heckel, Städtische Galerie Würzburg, 1983, cat. no. 45.
Erich Heckel, Hans Thoma Gesellschaft Reutlingen / Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, 1988/89, cat. no. 24.
Erich Heckel, Schwedenspeicher-Museum Stade, 1996, no. 38 (leaflet).
Kriegszeit 1914-1918, Kunstmuseum Moritzburg Halle, 2014, cat. no. 5 (with ill. p. 71).

In good condition. Right edge slightly irregula. Slightly rubbed in places, minimally browned.



122000532
Erich Heckel
Straße in Roulers, 1915.
Watercolor
Starting bid: € 12,000 / $ 12,600